News / Addison Lee next ‘gig economy’ operator on Independent Workers’ Union radar

first_img The UK trade union that won an employment case against courier firm CitySprint and forced it to reclassify the employment status of a delivery rider from “independent contractor” to “worker” is set to challenge Addison Lee on driver status.In a case scheduled to be heard next week, Addison Lee driver Christopher Gascoigne, a member of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), will argue that the company has been unlawfully classifying him as an independent contractor, instead of a worker, thus denying him holiday pay and sick pay, the right to the national minimum wage and protection against discrimination and unfair dismissal.“This case is also poignant given that Addison Lee cut their rates unilaterally last week, by 25p per job,” said Mags Dewhurst (pictured above), IWGB vice president and winning claimant in the landmark “gig economy” case, Dewhurst v CitySprint.“Christopher Gascoigne has worked for Addison Lee for over eight years, so justice is long overdue.”Addison Lee has cut its courier rates from £3.75 to £3.50 per delivery.The IWGB has already won two employment status cases – against CitySprint and Excel – while two other companies, eCourier and The Doctors’ Laboratory (TDL), voluntarily admitted prior to start of tribunals that they had unlawfully classified their couriers as independent contractors instead of workers.In the case of TDL, the IWGB has not dropped its claim and demands that the Central Employment Tribunal go further and determine that five couriers are in fact employees. The case will be heard 13-16 November.The IWGB is also waiting for a decision from the Central Arbitration Committee over the employment status and union recognition case it brought against food delivery company Deliveroo. By Gavin van Marle 21/07/2017last_img read more

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Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football Championships

first_img GAA Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersThe draw for Round 2 of the Laois intermediate and junior football championships has been made.Following Round 1 games, teams have been split into Winners and Losers Sections for Round 2.The winners of the Round 2 winners section games in intermediate will advance to the semi finals of the championship.The loser of those games will go to the quarter finals where they will face the teams who win in the Round 2 Losers Section.The losers in the Losers section will head to the relegation final.In Junior, the winners of the Round 2 winners section games will advance to the quarter finals of the championship.The loser of those games will go to Round 3 where they will face the teams who win in the Round 2 Losers Section.The losers in the Losers section will head to the relegation semi finals.Laois Intermediate Football Championship Round 2 Winners Section Winner Annanough/Rosenallis v The RockPortlaoise v MountmellickLaois Intermediate Football Championship Round 2 Losers SectionClonaslee v TimahoeLoser Rosenallis/Annanough v St Joseph’sLaois Junior Football Championship Round 2 Winners Section Castletown v PortlaoiseThe Heath v Winners Camross/O’Dempsey’sPark-Ratheniska v KilleshinBallyroan-Abbey v The HarpsLaois Junior Football Championship Round 2 Losers SectionSpink ByeKilcavan v StradballyPortarlington v BarrowhouseBallylinan v Losers Camross/O’Dempsey’sSEE ALSO – Five red cards as The Rock see off St Joseph’s in Round 1 of the IFC Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleVeteran Doogue saves Graiguecullen’s blushes as late strike sees them beat BallyfinNext articleRosenallis claim opening round IFC victory against Annanough to set up The Rock meeting Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 28th July 2019 TAGSLaois IFC GAA Home Gaelic Football Club Football Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football Championshipslast_img read more

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10 retirement savings tips for 20-somethings

first_imgby. Emily BrandonStart saving early.Beginning to save for retirement in your 20s is one of the best financial decisions you can make. You can benefit from decades of compounded growth, capture valuable employer contributions and save money on your tax bill all at the same time.Get a 401(k) match.Getting an employer contribution is one of the fastest ways to grow your nest egg. The most common 401(k) match is 50 cents for each dollar saved up to 6 percent of pay. For someone earning $40,000 per year, this 401(k) match could be worth as much as $1,200.Set up automatic withholding.A major perk of 401(k) accounts is that the money is withheld from your paycheck, and you never get a chance to spend it. If you don’t have access to a 401(k) at work, consider setting up a direct deposit to an individual retirement account or taxable account to make saving for retirement effortless. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Norton Rose announces transatlantic merger

first_imgInternational firm Norton Rose has announced a merger deal with a US practice that will cement its place in the top 10 global firms. The firm will combine with Fulbright & Jaworski on 1 June, 2013 to form Norton Rose Fulbright. The new practice will have 3,800 lawyers and be in the top 10 internationally by gross revenues and fee-earners. It will have 55 offices internationally, including 11 in the US, where it will have nearly 800 lawyers. The operation will stretch across much of Europe, East Asia and the Middle East. Peter Martyr (pictured), Norton Rose’s chief executive, said: ‘The US legal market is the largest in the world and our combination will create a truly global practice with significant depth of expertise in the world’s principal business and financial centres. ‘We have been looking at the US market for a number of years, seeking a firm that meets our requirements for excellence in law, good business synergies and a compatible culture. ‘Fulbright & Jaworski meets all our criteria; it is financially strong, with forward-looking management and similar strategic growth aspirations.’ He added that the new firm would expect to extend its global business not only in the US but in the emerging markets of Latin America, Africa and Asia. By industry sector, Norton Rose Fulbright will occupy a market leading position in the areas of energy; pharmaceuticals and life sciences (including healthcare); financial institutions; infrastructure, mining and commodities; technology and transport. Martyr will be global chief executive of Norton Rose Fulbright, with Ken Stewart, chair-elect of Fulbright, serving as managing partner of the US operations. Other Fulbright partners will also sit on the global executive committee. The merger is the latest attempt by a leading firm to bolster its size, following on from Herbert Smith’s merger with Australian firm Freehills in October.last_img read more

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Bees star Diagouraga signs new contract

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook 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 See also:Bees star close to signing new contractcenter_img Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga has signed a two-year extension to his contract, the club have confirmed.The 25-year-old has agreed a deal that will keep him at Griffin Park until the end of the 2014-15 season.Diagouraga was signed from Peterborough in the summer of 2010 after a successful loan spell and has since made over 130 appearances for the Bees, scoring six goals.AdChoices广告This season he has made 33 appearances, fighting off competition for his place from the likes of Tom Adeyemi and Rob Kiernan.last_img read more

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Australia’s Maxwell in test whites when he learned of omission

first_imgMELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said yesterday he was wearing his whites and ‘baggy green’ cap when he got the telephone call telling him he had missed out on selection for the test series against Pakistan. Maxwell’s omission from the 15-man squad for the two-test series, which is being played in the United Arab Emirates due to security concerns in Pakistan, was a bitter pill to swallow for the hard-hitting 29-year-old.“It took a while to sink in that’s for sure,” Maxwell told local radio station SEN yesterday.“It may sound extremely funny but when I actually got the phone call yesterday I was actually wearing the baggy green, as extraordinary as it might sound. “I was doing a shoot for one of the sponsors and we were fully in our whites and had the baggy green on and I got the call while it was on top of my head.”Having played seven tests over a five-year period, his last against Bangladesh in Chittagong a year ago, Maxwell has never been able to nail down a spot in the team.However, suspensions to former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball-tampering, and a dreadful run of form by middle order batsman Peter Handscomb, had opened vacancies on Tim Paine’s team. He was omitted from the recent Australia ‘A’ squad that toured India but selectors put that down to the lack of a need to see him bat in subcontinental conditions.In the test squad announced on Tuesday, he was beaten out by a raft of uncapped players, including pace-bowling all-rounder Michael Neser, batsman Marnus Labuschagne and South Australia captain Travis Head, all of whom played on the ‘A’ tour.Aaron Finch, a 31-year-old opening batsman and one-day international specialist, was also preferred despite having never played a test. Former Australia captain turned commentator Ricky Ponting was bemused by Maxwell’s omission. “That’s all a bit bizarre to me. If I was ‘Maxie’ and I hadn’t been given the chance to play for Australia A, I’d be ropeable,” Ponting told Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au).Coach Justin Langer told reporters on Tuesday that he wanted to see Maxwell score “more centuries” and suggested he was not convinced by his powers of concentration at the crease. Maxwell enjoyed a fine summer in Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield competition, averaging 50.50 for Victoria but he said the coach felt his numbers at international level did not stack up.“I was still disappointed, don’t get me wrong,” added Maxwell, who has scored one century from his seven tests and averages 26.07 with the bat. “I just need to make more runs and hopefully I can pile on enough runs this summer to keep pushing my case forward.”The first test is scheduled to begin on Oct. 7 in Dubai with the second match in Abu Dhabi from Oct. 16.last_img read more

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